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Encountering the Other across the Divides: Re-Grounding Social Justice as a Guiding Principle for Social Work with Refugees and Other Vulnerable Groups.
(Oxford University Press, 2012-09-01)
This article is based on an ethnographic study conducted in a South African church following the May 2008 xenophobic violence and subsequent displacement of over 100,000 foreigners. It explores the relationships between a ...
Parent-adolescent communication on risky sexual behaviour : facilitators and barriers in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
The consequences of adolescent risk-taking behaviours such as HIV/AIDs, teenage pregnancies, STIs, and depression have become a challenging health concern not only to themselves but to society at large. The adolescent stage ...
Inner-city female sex workers in Durban, South Africa : a qualitative inquiry.
Background: Female sex workers (FSWs) in sub-Saharan Africa and South Africa are classified as a most-at-risk-population with regards to HIV acquisition and transmission. This is due to the nature of their work, which ...
Empirical investigation of ethical issues raised by two research ethics committees reviewing biomedical research in South Africa.
Abstract available in PDF file.
Representation of the matriarch in South African soap opera: a case study of Uzalo.
The portrayal of strong female characters, often known as matriarchs, is one of the conventions of the soap opera genre. The genre is considered a ‘female genre’ based on the regular depiction of powerful, influential and ...
The influence of ancestral spirits on sexual identity amongst traditional healers (izangoma) in South Africa : a discourse analysis.
The main aim of this study was to explore whether sexual identity is influenced by ancestral guides among Traditional Healers (iZangoma) in South Africa. The focus of this study was on iZangoma; diviners who are possessed ...
A quantitative analysis of the influence of a household’s income, access to food and education level on the prevalence of diabetes in adults: a secondary analysis of data from the South African General Household Survey of 2014.
As diabetes mellitus is becoming a burgeoning epidemic in South Africa, preventative measures are required to stop its prevalence in adults. Hence, the aim of this study is to explore the South African General Household ...
A criminological exploration of the South African land restitution process: a non-empirical study of KwaZulu-Natal.
This research was aimed at exploring crimes which are involved in the process of restitution of land in KwaZulu-Natal Province in South Africa. The motivation of the study is that since the Restitution of Land Rights Act ...
An analysis of psychosocial factors of psychoactive illicit substance use in a select sample in Chatsworth.
“Drug addiction has reached epidemic levels across the globe with approximately 247 million drug users worldwide” (World Drug Report, 2016). Recently, the World Health Organization (WHO) (2017) uncovered that approximately ...
A quantitative study on the psychological capital, psychological climate, and organisational citizenship behaviours of academic lecturers across South Africa.
Psychological Capital (PsyCap), Organisational Citizenship Behaviour (OCB) and Psychological Climate (PC) are all positive constructs, which have shown a positive relationship to coping mechanism in the workplace, and ...